We want to hold a company-wide UX event/workshop to inform and educate those around the company (esp. developers, business/product owners, and managers) about the benefits of UX. What is it? Why should we care? What can it do for us? etc. We are enbarking on a company-wide project to integrate a master stylesheet across all web projects (we have many web app development and public web site design initiatives going on with both internal staff and outside contractors), accessibility compliance standards, and usability testing procedures and need to get total buy-in and alleviate resistance. (I know, you are in shock that we don't already have this in place, right?) Essentially, we want to change our corporate culture to be more user-focused.
We want to think outside the box with what we could do for this event to make it more interactive and really get the message across. That UX is good, necessary and will be both good for our clients and good for us.
I would love to get some creative ideas for this! Thanks!